Pain is not where the problem is
Back Pain has been defined as "an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with, or resembling that associated with, actual or potential tissue damage." (from the International Association for the Study of Pain).
80% of the population has back pain. That's A LOT of back pain. But...back pain isn't just about what the doctor finds on your imaging. In fact, research has shown that findings on imaging do not equal pain. What else is going in your life right now?
Anxiety, stress depression, job loss, grief, isolation, family troubles, sedentary lifestyles, poor nutrition and hydration, stress and sleep issues... all of these things and more can affect how we feel in our bodies.
We are a whole and connected system.
Going through tough times and experiencing mental and emotional issues impacts our tolerance for pain.
Ever go on a vacation and suddenly your pain is gone, but when you come back it returns? This is one example of how our mental and emotional state influences our physical state.
Take time to investigate what is happening in your life right now outside of the back pain. Focus on your mental, emotional AND physical health. Remember, pain is multifactorial.
Want to learn more? When you work with me one-on-one I help you work through the process of uncovering the hidden elements keeping you stuck in cycles of pain.
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